feeder sound exclusive premiere: Macarie – Merluciu [Vivus Records]
The eight pressing to arrive from German label Vivus Records sees local artist Macarie delivering three steaming minimal tracks in the form of “Merluciu EP”. The material adds even more spice to the imprint’s catalogue where we can find amazing music signed by artists like Josh Wicks, Rowlanz, Laboratori OTK, Direkt, Silat Beksi and co-owner Daniel Broesecke.
Inviting the listener into enchanting musical journeys every time he performs behind the decks, Macarie also impresses with his productions, which have been published by Alter Hour, Default, Cedesciu Wax and Kontent. In the past few years he steadily built a name for himself, playing alongside Sublee, Priku, Cesar Merveille, Cally, Sepp, Vlad Arapasu and Cap among many, while 2020 catches him running his own label Midas Touch, where two records have been dropped so far, one by Chrivu and one by Maifaunu. Let’s take a deeper look at his latest material.
“Usually, I rely on the moments of inspiration, I try to work differently so as not to be too repetitive. It can take up to 1 hour and a half to create a final stage project after which I usually leave it aside for a few days and then finish it; other times the workflow is much faster and I can finish a piece in a day, depending on the inspiration I have.” – Macarie
The cut reveals a steady-paced composition that keeps evolving for almost 12 minutes, being driven by a solid bassline, electric effects and heavily modulated vocal inserts that create a hypnotic feeling. The synth work brings in warm and playfully background textures, while the drumming undergoes a continuous dynamic movement.
The other two tracks are equally entertaining and the differences between all three grooves are elegant, making the EP a strong release. While “Shure” has an alluring dancefloor swing embedded into it, giving the track a funky balance, “Trip Chop” has an acidic resonance that will definitely take anyone into a cosmic journey.
Grab your copy of Merluciu EP at deejay.de.
Title: Merluciu / Merluciu EP
Label: Vivus Records
Cat. No.: VRV008
Release Date: 01.06.2020
Words by: AndreiB
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